Carr Accident Between BMW SUV and Loose Cow Left Two People Injured On Yaphank Middle Island Road; Bull Chase Victims and Police Officers
YAPHANK, NEW YORK (January 14, 2018) – A man and his teenage daughter were injured in a car accident after hitting a cow on Yaphank Middle Island Road and then being chase by a bull.
The cow and bull appear to have escaped from a local farm. A vehicle with a man and his teenage daughter were traveling down the road when their vehicle collided with a cow. The cow was killed in the accident.
Upon exiting their vehicle, a bull chased the two victims until a local resident was able to provide them with shelter. Responding Yaphank police officers were also chased by the bull until it was corralled.
The accident occurred around 8:00 p.m. on Friday night and remains under investigation.
LIABILITY IN CAR ACCIDENTS WITH COWS AND OTHER FARM ANIMALS
Generally speaking, the owners of livestock have a responsibility to make sure that their animals do not wander onto public roadways and create a hazard for drivers. Animals should be properly fenced in. Under certain circumstances, the owner of livestock may be held civilly liable if their animal wanders onto the roadway and causes an accident. Any person that is injured in an accident with a cow or horse that has wandered onto the road may be able to pursue a claim for damages.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply concerned to learn about the car accident involving a cow in Yaphank. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the two victims as they continue to recover. We sincerely hope that the farmer who owns these two animals will take greater precautions so that more animals do not escape and cause similar accidents.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in an accident involving a farm animal, you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced Long Island personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney, you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need help (646) 846-4496.